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 Meanings and Examples of FORESTALL
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forestall
 v.  prevent by taking action in advance
Classic Sentence:
1  But to forestall the French with his whole army was impossible.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIV
2  Rostov, who had completely forgotten Denisov, not wishing anyone to forestall him, threw off his fur coat and ran on tiptoe through the large dark ballroom.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I
3  As for the six hundred thousand francs, you do not mention them to me, but I forestall your thought, they are a deposit.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
4  The two names had been forestalled by La Fontaine.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  He was ingenious; he had forestalled Soulange Bodin in the formation of little clumps of earth of heath mould, for the cultivation of rare and precious shrubs from America and China.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
6  Villefort thus forestalled any danger of an inquiry, which, however improbable it might be, if it did take place would leave him defenceless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
7  It was a match which Sir Thomas's wishes had even forestalled.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
8  Her light grey eyes wandered continually from one to the other, noting every little want and forestalling it if possible.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
9  From his putting his finger to his lips, I gathered that he expected her to wake before long and was afraid of forestalling nature.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  Bagration was to make this march without resting, and to halt facing Vienna with Znaim to his rear, and if he succeeded in forestalling the French he was to delay them as long as possible.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  The prospective bride and groom hoped to forestall any potential arguments about money in the event of a divorce.